How to set Title for Terminal Windows

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  1. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    Hello All,

    so I have been using the terminal program a lot, but one of the things that gets too me is the title in the title bar. I love how it changes all the time (when you run program, ssh somewhere, etc), but sometimes the title stays, even when I am no at that client, or running that program. I can go into the window settings to clear it out, but it comes back.

    Is there a way to have the title reset it self when you close out the terminal window?

    Am I making any sense?

    Kimo
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Either the process really is running in the Terminal (it's just in the background, so you can still enter commands), or you've found a bug in Terminal. You can check for background processes by looking for active jobs with a Job ID (I forgot how to view the active jobs, but I know there's a command that does this). If you don't find any jobs, report the bug to Apple (you'll need to become an ADC member to do this - there is a free membership option you can use). Here is the link to the Apple Bug Reporter page (link).
     
  3. kbonnel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it is a bug, but more an undocumented feature :). I called apple, then they were unable to help, but said they would pass it onto the developers. If you want to see what I am talking about (and if you have a machine to ssh into), just ssh there. Your title should change to show the user@server:directory. Then log out, and it should still be there.

    Kimo
     

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